eCut is a powerfull addon for CorelDraw and can be used for a lot of things like hot wire cutting, laser cutting or vinyl cutting. But CorelDraw is closed source. I try to find good alternatives using Inkscape. I did some quick comparisons for the listed functions from their website. Most things can be done with Inkscape too - some better, some worse, some different (smile)

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[Nesting][Search shapes]
  • no extension yet
[Replace]
  • no extension yet
[Cut/Plot + contour cutting][Create SignBox]
  • no extension yet
[Reference scale]
[Perimeter]
  • Extension → Visualize Path → Measure Path
[Create lines][Create bridges]
[Area]
  • Extension → Visualize Path → Measure Path
[Create grid][Variable]
[Cost]
  • no extension yet
[Create cropmarks][Hotwire cutting]
  • no extension yet
[Time][Route optimizer]
[Weeding lines](no extension - lot of manual steps)[Effects]
  • there are massively more features in Inkscape/ MightyScape
[Finger joint box]
[Multiply]
  • no extension yet (which creates such cool crosses)
[Edge roll][Finger joint shape]
[Rectangle nesting][Contour cutting file]
  • easy to do with Union + Path Offset / Outset
[Volume calculator]
  • no extension yet
[LEDs]
  • no extension yet. But a lot of pattern tools to do this
[Separate curve]

[Neon]
  • no extension yet. But a lot of pattern tools to do this
[Remove duplicated edges]

[Draft][Slice object]

[Central line]
  • Native Centerline Tracing with CTRL + ALT + B
[Eyelets]
  • no extension yet


[Smart divide]
  • Native function using contour breaking
[Create carrier (boundbox)]

[Connect opened paths][Align and Distribute]
  • Native function


[Fillet][Set size]

[Find intersections][CAD functions]
  • Most functions are native in Inkscape,
  • or possible with the having extensions


[Find duplicates][DXF Export]
  • Native function